DIY: 2018

Professional development projects by artists for artists across the UK.

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

DIY 15 has a wide range of partner organisations from Plymouth to Aberdeenshire, Cardiff to Norwich, and four DIYs have been supported by Live Art UK’s Diverse Actions initiative.

New for 2018: as a gesture of our commitment to making DIYs as accessible as possible, this year we are trialling a new ‘top-up fund’ for participant expenses.

 

Our Call for Participants is now closed.

Our Call for Proposals to lead a project has now closed.

Documentation from DIY 15: 2018.

More info about DIY.

 

The FAQ for DIY applicants has been updated for 2018. Please read it fully before submitting your application.

DIYs this year are supported by: Artsadmin (London), ArtHouse (Jersey), BUZZCUT (Glasgow), Chapter (Cardiff), Colchester Arts Centre (Colchester), Dance4 (Nottingham), KARST (Plymouth), LADA (London), Live Art Bistro (Leeds), Folkestone Fringe (Folkestone), Freud Museum (London), Lancaster Arts (Lancaster), Marlborough Pub & Theatre (Brighton), National Theatre (London), National Theatre of Scotland (Scotland), Norwich Arts Centre (Norwich), ]performance s p a c e[ (Folkestone), Rich Mix (London), Scottish Sculpture Workshop (Aberdeenshire), Snape Maltings (Suffolk), Southbank Centre (London), Tate Early Years and Families (London), and Whitstable Biennale (in Ebbsfleet).

About DIY

DIY understands that the development of a Live Art practice is as much about the exploration of ideas and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects have proved to be invaluable experiences for project leaders, participants and organisers alike. DIY supports exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development projects that offer something new and are geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.

DIY projects can take any form, can be based anywhere, and can be loosely or rigorously focused on a specific theme/content. We particularly encourage proposals from artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and disabled artists, and artists working in other underrepresented or politicised territories.

Each DIY project receives £1,500 to cover fees and all direct project costs including venue hire, travel, materials and hospitality. As a trial for 2018, an additional £100 ‘top-up fund’ is available to cover participant expenses if required.

The annual ‘DIY Picnic’, a final networking event for all participants, lead artists and DIY partners, will take place in London on 1 December 2018 following the completion of this year’s projects.

Other projects in DIY: 2018

Professional development projects – by artists for artists – across the UK.

DIY: 2018 – Ana de Matos & Ria Hartley: Queer.Actions.360

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Exploring possibilities of presence, sense and sound in VR performance

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DIY: 2018 – Ania Bas with Sally O’Reilly & Kit Caless: A New Career In A New Town

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Explore the performative potential of co-produced text in the context of a new town

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DIY: 2018 – Brian Lobel, FK Alexander & Season Butler: FUCK PERFORMANCE ART, GIMME MY BOXSET

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Exploring television, Live Art, and the relationship between binge watching and durational/endurance performance

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DIY: 2018 – Call for Participants

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Professional development projects conceived and run by artists, for artists

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DIY: 2018 – Call for Proposals

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Apply to lead a professional development project as part of DIY 15

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DIY: 2018 – Documentation

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Images, films and feedback from the 23 projects in DIY15: 2018

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DIY: 2018 – Documentation Action Research Collective: Transformance

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Blurring the lines between live performance and documentation

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DIY: 2018 – Hamish MacPherson: We Robot

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We will transform ourselves into an interconnected cyborg entity

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DIY: 2018 – Helena Hunter: Encounters

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A residential for artists working with environments, organisms and geologies

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DIY: 2018 – Joanne Matthews: Wild Philosophy: Raving, Running, Reading

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theory and philosophy for women channeling punk, rave energies and radical sensitivity

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DIY: 2018 – Joshua Sofaer: Artists and their Families

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Artists working together with non-artist family members

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DIY: 2018 – Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti: DIY Twin Town

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Connect, exchange, celebrate and create a Live Art Twinning Ceremony!

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DIY: 2018 – Liz Rosenfeld: (Un) Doing Cruising Practice(s)

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Creating a space for women in queer cruising culture

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DIY: 2018 – Marikiscrycrycry: SH4ME/[N0 SH4ME]

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Giving form and function to the dance party

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DIY: 2018 – Mary Paterson & Deborah Pearson: Homme de Plume

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Become the privileged human you’ve always wanted to be

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DIY: 2018 – Nando Messias: Art & the Self: What did Narcissus see?

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A self-reflective workshop on the play of narcissism in creativity

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DIY: 2018 – Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari: Tiny Revolutions

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How to make a working political theme park for babies and early years

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DIY: 2018 – Nwando Ebizie: Afro Diasporic Ritual as Afrofuturist Technology

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Exploring neuro-mythology, Haitian Vodou dance, and atypical perception

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DIY: 2018 – Owen G Parry & Angel Rose: Luv 2 H8 U

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A hangout for ‘haters’, anti-fans and the uninitiated

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DIY: 2018 – Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: Black Drift Walking

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Black study, being in space and black bodies navigating space

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DIY: 2018 – Toni Lewis: PUM

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A pleasure party experience by Black Womxn, for Black Womxn

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From DIY14: How To Build Boats and Influence People (To Build Boats), led by Sheaf+Barley (image courtesy of the artists)

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